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Established on July 24th, 2019, Drive Dine and Explore Singles Meetup is a foodie, sustainable recycling and business networking group for singles of the triangle area of North Carolina, which gathers a few times a month to eat out at restaurant or to visit a favorite place that members don't mind driving to.

Our goal is to bring the fun back into meeting people and making meeting easier by showing up on events and asking questions, learning and helping each other network our emotional, supportive, income services by handing out our business cards at our events or sending each other messages while we are online with meetup. We will explore and visit unique places in North Carolina, not just local to Orange and Chatham counties. Every few months we will move the entire group location to a different zip-code to create events and explore those towns, while attracting new members. Meetings should be easy and not difficult. It should have meaning and respect toward one another.

We will help reducing food waste by bringing our own take home food containers and not use the Styrofoam containers provided by most restaurants. Its easy, before you come to our events bring a plastic container in a plastic grocery bag into restaurant. No one will say anything bad if you bring container, but if you don't the organizer may say something

We make every effort to support locally-owned businesses that we visit, but we may stray to a unique chain once in a while. We meet several times per month except around when winter arrives when we are less active and are typically on days when the weather is bad. Our events are limited to a maximum of 12 people to keep events more personable.

Drive Dine and Explore Singles Group welcomes responsible adults of all ethnic backgrounds. The typical age range for our single events ranges from 30's on up.

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Membership requirements and notes - PLEASE READ.

1. For now we are a small group with a maximum of 50 potential members and probably will be expanding later. If you decide to join, please understand you may be waiting for your membership to be approved.

We have no control with non-meetup members that may come to observe our future outdoor public events that may want to participate. They are invited just as long as they respect our time together. We reserve the right to remove non-members and/or cancel membership renewal on members at any time if behaviors of individuals are not in the best interest of Drive Dine and Explore Singles Group.

2. Presently our membership fee is $20.00 per year. This may seem a lot for some of you who don't appreciate how much work it is to be an organizer. Your paid membership will help with supplies like plastic name tag holders, Bill board at events where you can post announcements for people to view, free appetizer food and non-alcoholic drink that organizer will purchase on some events (catered in) that we will be offering for members and also this helps pay for the meetup fees with events that organizer has to pay. New members are given a 30-day trial period before the membership fee starts and must be paid otherwise non-paying member will be automatically removed from the group by Meetup.

3. Your profile must include a recent face picture with nothing on except reading glasses to join and remain a member of Drive Dine and Explore Singles Group. Face pictures help us identify people attending our events.

4. RSVP for the Drive Dine and Explore Singles Group is for reliable people who take RSVPs seriously. If you RSVP for an event and later realize you cannot attend, please have the courtesy to update your RSVP on meetup and change it or notify the event organizer. Profiles showing "No shows" three times with branding symbols above their profile (@) are disrespectful toward the organizer. The organizer doesn't care if you have more social status or make more money than he does! Your profile may be grounds for removal from the group. You can reduce your branding symbols if you RSVP and actually show up.

We reserve the right to change or edit our group or rules in the future to accommodate the best interest to our members, so that events will operate smoothly on our next Drive Dine and Single events

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